Free Technical Assistance for New Land Banks & Communities 

As the national expert and hub for land banks across the country, and building off our support over the last ten years in growing the national land bank movement to more than 250 land banks across more than 15 states, Community Progress is proud to announce a new initiative, in partnership with Arnold Ventures, that meets a critical need at a critical time.

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Program Overview

The Center for Community Progress is pleased to announce the Land Bank Incubator Scholarship Program, a new initiative to support local and state leaders who, in the face of emerging challenges to our communities and neighborhoods triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, seek to launch new land banks to help with equitable recovery efforts and to advance long-term goals of building healthy, inclusive, and resilient neighborhoods for all.

This initiative will offer scholarships to competitively selected applicants in the form of customized, high-impact technical assistance, which will be delivered at no cost by the team of national experts at Community Progress.

The three objectives of the Land Bank Incubator Scholarship Program are to:

  1. Expand the number of land banks in states that already have state enabling land bank legislation
  2. Help local and/or state partners design and adopt new state enabling land bank legislation where no state law currently exists
  3. Help local and/or state partners reform and optimize their state’s existing enabling land bank legislation

Any questions about the Land Bank Incubator Scholarship Program should be sent to LandBankIncubator@communityprogress.net.

This initiative is made possible by the generous support of Arnold Ventures.